Sparta was a city-state in Ancient Greece, in the region of Laconia in the Peloponnese, that turned into the dominant military power of ancient Greece.
The region of Sparta was also called Lacedaemon, after the name of the mythical king of the region. He was the son of Zeus and the nymph Taygete, and was married to Sparta, daughter of the river god Eurotas. Together, they had three children, Amyclas, Eurydice (different to the wife of Orpheus), and Asine. He built the sanctuary dedicated to the three Charites. Queen Sparta was considered to have been beautiful worth fighting for and protecting no matter the costs.
Written by: The Editors of GreekMythology.com. GreekMythology.com editors write, review and revise subject areas in which they have extensive knowledge based on their working experience or advanced studies.
For MLA style citation use: GreekMythology.com, The Editors of Website. "Sparta". GreekMythology.com Website, 19 Sep. 2015, https://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Places/Sparta/sparta.html. Accessed 30 August 2022.